Lessons from the Heart

I had great plans to tackle my next fiction project for the June 2012 Camp NaNoWriMo, yet it slowly dawned on me that I am just not ready. The theme and dilemma are percolating in my mind, the characters are there, yet I realised there was a more important project I needed to work on.

Last month, my 11 month old son, Oscar, underwent a terrifying ordeal, for parents and child alike – he had open heart surgery for a VSD (ventrical septal defect) or hole in the heart (in this case 9mm in diameter), and a plumonary stenosis, or thickening of the pulmonary artery and valve. This has indeed been a life altering experience and I realised that I had so many insights through the process that I would really like to share. Hence, I have decided to dedicate June to writing down all those insights, and, selfishly, releasing the trauma of the experience in the process.

My husband is going to work with me as I write one distinct lesson per day of the month of June in dedication to my brave son, supportive husband, incredible doctors and nurses, other brave parents and children, our medical policy company for paying, and of course to all the incredible beings, seen and unseen, who have had a hand in his safe transition back to health.

I will let you know how it is going and let’s see what comes out of the hidden spaces in our hearts as we learn to heal and be healed.

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